Australia's Immigration Waves

Events

Dictation Test

1904 - 1958

Ten Pound British

1945 - 1947

attracted well over 1 million british immigrants to australia

Not enough Brits

1947

increased intake from across Europe

Australia agrees to take DP's

1947

immigration from the Baltic states

1949

Germans, Dutch, Italians immigrate to Aus

1950

Asians were allowed to stay for study purposes

1952

Vietnam War

1954 - 1975

Greeks and Hungarian refugees migrate to Aus

1956

Non Europeans residing in aus for 15+ years given residential status

1958

Refugees from Vietnam flock to Australia

1975

Over 2000 refugees seek asylum in Australia

1976

Majority of immigrants are Chinese, Vietnamese and Philippino

1991

Mandatory detention introduced

1992

Huge intake of Refugees and Asylum seekers

1992 - 1997